After being shut out last night, the Cincinnati Reds will look to even up the series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Andrew Abbott will be making his second big league start and facing off against the red-hot Miles Mikolas in game two of the weekend series between the two National League Central foes. First pitch is set for 2:15pm ET.
St. Louis Cardinals
|TJ Friedl – CF||Tommy Edman – CF|
|Matt McLain – SS||Paul Goldschmidt – 1B|
|Jonathan India – 2B||Nolan Arenado – 3B|
|Elly De La Cruz – 3B||Luken Baker – DH|
|Spencer Steer – 1B||Dylan Carlson – RF|
|Tyler Stephenson – DH||Paul DeJong – SS|
|Will Benson – RF||Jordan Walker – LF|
|Stuart Fairchild – LF||Brendan Donovan – 2B|
|Luke Maile – C||Andrew Knizner – C|
|Andrew Abbott – LHP||Miles Mikolas – RHP|
|Links: Andrew Abbott’s Stats | Miles Mikolas’s Stats
Coming off of a Major League debut where he threw 6.0 innings with just one hit and no runs, Andrew Abbott will look to keep the good times rolling as he faced the Cardinals.
What’s been interesting this year is that left-handed hitters haven’t done a whole lot of hitting this season against Andrew Abbott, but in the minors this season 40% of the hits they did get against him went over the fence for home runs. Teams have generally avoided having lefties in the lineup against him. Right-handed hitters aren’t doing a lot, either, hitting just .154 and posting an OPS of .513 against him.
Splits (MiLB & MLB in 2023)
Pitch Usage (AAA & MLB)
After a tough start to the season – posting a 7.46 ERA in his first five starts of the year – Miles Mikolas has turned things around over his last eight outings. Since April 27th he’s posted a 1.82 ERA in 49.1 innings and allowed just two home runs.
When it comes to splits this season for Miles Mikolas there basically aren’t any. Left-handed hitters have walked a little more often but that’s really the only difference between what they’ve done and what right-handed hitters have done.
When and Where
- Game time: 2:15pm ET
- Where: Busch Stadium
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 84°, sunny, 1% chance of rain
News and Notes
TJ Friedl is back but Jake Fraley is out
Prior to this afternoon’s game the Cincinnati Reds activated TJ Friedl from the injured list, but they also placed Jake Fraley on it. The team also swapped relievers, sending Joel Kuhnel back to Triple-A and calling up Kevin Herget. You can read more about those moves here.
Joey Votto homers on rehab with Louisville
Last night saw Joey Votto go 1-3 with a home run and two walks for the Louisville Bats on his rehab assignment. His 414-foot home run was a part of a back-to-back showing with rehabbing Henry Ramos in the Bats big 7th inning (that also featured a home run by Christian Encarnacion-Strand).
Joey Votto doing Joey Votto things like sending an absolute rocket 414 feet to center ???
— Louisville Bats (@LouisvilleBats) June 10, 2023
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